Location: Lakewood, NJ Category: Faculty Posted On: Tue Feb 12 2019 Job Description:
This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track position with faculty status, starting July 1, 2019, and pending final budgetary approval. This position is responsible for the administration and support of library automated and electronic services. The incumbent will be responsible for research and development of current and emerging technologies in support of the Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library's goals and initiatives. The successful candidate should be highly adaptable to technological change. This position also works as part of our team of librarians to provide outstanding reference service and library instruction. Reports to the Director of Library Services.
Systems and Emerging Technologies Responsibilities
Manage the administration and configuration of the GCU Library services platform, OCLC Worldshare Management Services.
Manage library web services including: GCU Library Website and Springshare products (e.g. LibGuides and LibWizard).
Work with Collection Services and Electronic Resources Librarian to manage, troubleshoot, and test electronic resources (e.g. platforms for databases, journals, eBooks, etc.) both on and off site.
Provide leadership for information technology and web services related library projects and digital initiatives.
Research and evaluate emerging technology trends and issues, and their application in the academic library.
Develop a comprehensive technology plan that is integrated with the GCU Library's strategic plan.
Ensure the day-to-day functioning and smooth operation of library technology and equipment.
Organize and present in-house library staff training for new technologies.
Work in coordination with the Office of Information Technology and the Collection Services and Electronic Resources Librarian to perform periodic maintenance and updates to the EZProxy authentication server.
Act as the library's liaison with the Office of Information Technology and other departments/offices as needed.
Serve as the library's representative on the Instructional Technology Committee.
Reference and Library Instruction Responsibilities
Provide reference assistance on a regular schedule, including some evening and weekend hours.
Participate in the library's information literacy instruction program.
Participate in the development of related policies and procedures.
Provide specialized research assistance to faculty and students in designated subject areas.
General and Administrative Responsibilities
Participate in University committee service and Faculty Assembly.
Engage in professional development and other professional activities as appropriate.
Participate in library-wide planning, budgeting, reporting and evaluation activities.
Integrate the core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice and service into all aspects of interaction.
Perform other duties as needed to maintain effective library operations.
An MLS, or other master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a program accredited in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA's Human Resource Development and Recruitment Office. Second masters/advanced degree desirable.
Two or more years of experience, preferably in an academic library including reference and library instruction experience.
Experience with system administration for EZProxy strongly preferred.
Experience with HTML, CSS, Java, Content Management Systems, Adobe Creative Suite, and Camtasia.
Excellent communication and problem solving skills, with strong service orientation, and the ability to adapt quickly to technological change.
Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively with others in a team-based environment.
Internal Number: 107384
About Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence
Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.
Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum th...at is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.
The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.
The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.
degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.
Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.